An Assyrian girl and priest sing the Lord's Prayer in Georgia as Pope Francis and Patriarch Ilia II, the head of the Georgian Orthodox Church, meet and pray together.
A Spotify playlist for Bono comprised of music from artists who are Christians .
...the best instrument for the music of loss, which is the best of all music, is a woman's voice. -Rick Moody (in On Celestial Music pg. 71) An Armenian woman (Nelly Gasparyan) singing "Lord have mercy" in an abandoned cathedral in eastern Turkey. https://youtu.be/UAT_ncnhqJQ John Tavener setting of "The Jesus Prayer" written for Bjork https://youtu.be/eY0X2ov0tzc
There is SO much music out there. Here is a short list of the music that I listened to the most over the course of 2014. Jazz I listened to a lot of Jazz this year, both live and and through the 'ol earbuds. These two albums were (by far) my favorite. Both releases are
I’ve been exploring various (contemporary) Roman Catholic missals and have found that the majority of the hymnody they contain are historically Protestant in origin. The same can be said for the Roman Catholic prayer devotional that I use called Magnificat. This is fascinating to me. Great church music has the ability to be delightfully indiscriminate.
Music Vinyl's great, but it's not better than CDs He Sliced Up A Tree Trunk And Put It On A Record Player. Fender just released this "reclaimed" Telecaster, which I desire and think is beautiful. A treasure trove of (downloadable) non-released recordings of Sufjan Stevens. I have (unashamedly) been listening to the new albums from
That’s what convinced me that ballet was important. It is all about absence of self — there is no ego in it, even though there is extreme self-consciousness. Ballet is like proof of the existence of God, whereas my art is proof of the existence of me. It made me understand how selfish and boring
Every once and awhile a YouTube video comes along that is to good not to share. This is one of those. This is for those of you who know a little about music but wish you knew more. An assessable introduction into what has been going on over the course of the last century to
Well....it's that time of year and everyone's got their lists. Actually, I sheepishly (in a guilty pleasure sort of way) look forward to all of the end of the year "Best Of" music lists. There have been some good ones making the rounds. So, instead of repeating some of the tried and true, here is
The new Son Lux (aka Ryan Lott) album is streaming over at the Son Lux BandCamp site...